Current Sermon Series: Closer. Being Passionate Disciples
Genesis 18:20-33, Colossians 2:6-19, Matthew 9:35-38, 10:1
Current Sermon Series
It’s hot outside right now, but how is your faith? Are you in the doldrums, or are you on fire for Christ? Join us as we begin a new sermon series, Closer: Being Passionate Disciples. Find out how you can draw closer to Jesus and become a more passionate follower of Him!
Announcements & Updates
Commissioning Our Teachers – August 11th
We will be commissioning our 2019-2020 Holy Cross Lutheran Academy teachers as well as praying for all teachers in the field of Education on Sunday, August 11th at the 11:00am service.
Save the Date – LWML FL-GA District Retreat
Join us for JOY in September! “A Woman of Joy” is the theme for our LWML FL-GA District Retreat at Lake Yale Baptist Conference Center, Leesburg, FL, September 27-29, 2019. Deb Burma is the retreat leader for our study of Philippians, Paul’s letter of JOY.
Save the Date – Family Serve Grace and Grits
The next date for Grace and Grits is Wednesday, August 21st as we serve meals to those in Sanford that are in need.
Position Opening – Lower Campus
HCLA Lower Campus is looking for a part time kitchen staff. Send resumes to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Back to School
It is less than two weeks until school starts, many of the stores are having fantastic savings on school supplies. Please pick up a few of the items on the list in the narthex so we can help out the children right here in Lake Mary. Help these children start the new school year off right.
Family Game Night – August 23rd
Ready for a fun night out with other families? Join us for Game Night at Holy Cross Community Center on Friday, August 23rd 6:30pm-8:30pm. Bring drinks for your family and a snack to share. You are welcome to bring a favorite game to add to the pile – but we will have plenty to choose from. RSVP to Sara Russell at email@example.com or send a text to 773-710-6871.
Pastor Matt’s Tuesday Bible Study
Tuesday night Bible class has started in the Community Center from 6:30pm-8:00pm. We are studying service, and how we deal with and help those in need both in our community and in the world. Based on the book, When Helping Hurts, this is a pastor led Bible study with both video and workbook components. As usual lots of good discussion as we look at these issues from a biblical and societal perspective. See you there!
Parents, we invite your 7th & 8th grade students to join us for our 2019-2020 confirmation class! Our confirmation program is a small group based, interactive experience that gives students the opportunity to explore and confirm their faith in Jesus Christ. We meet weekly on Wednesday nights 6:30pm-8:00pm through the school year (with holiday breaks). Confirmation is a two-year experience in which students will learn about their faith, become familiar with the Bible, with prayer and will develop a personal testimony. This upcoming year is called “The Foundation”. We’ll be working our way through Luther’s small catechism, which covers the Lord’s Prayer, the Ten Commandments, the Apostles Creed and the Sacraments. In addition to the weekly meetings there are three retreats spaced throughout the year where our students can grow in community with one another and dive a little deeper into the material we’ll be covering during the year. There is an annual supply/retreat fee of $100. Any questions, contact Daniel Robison at firstname.lastname@example.org. Register online at hclm.org/confirmation.
Middle School Summer Adventure Day Registration
Our next trip will be July 31st to the Little Wekiva River for canoeing.
Registration is required – hclm.org/youth Cost $25/youth.
Joy to the World – 2019-21 LCMS National Offering
This July, elected delegates and visitors from around the world will gather in Tampa for the 67th Regular Convention of The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod. This special collection of monetary gifts sets the tone for our next triennium under the theme “Joy to the World”, preparing hearts for prayerful rejoicing, gratitude and bold action. In the Narthex, there are information packets.
HCLA – Enrolling Now for 2019-2020
Do you want your child to love learning and to be prepared for what lies ahead? Would you like them to learn Christian values and principles at school? Holy Cross Lutheran Academy is enrolling for the 2019-2020 school year. Contact the school office at 407-936-3636 to schedule a tour and learn more about HCLA. They have programs for preschool through 12th grade.
L Team News
Divine Dollies – August 6th
Join the ladies on August 6th at Toojay’s Deli & Bakery located at 3577 Lake Emma Road, Lake Mary, FL 32746 for lunch at 11:30am. To make reservations call Mary Charles (407-688-7575).
Second Tuesday Lunch Bunch – August 13th
Join the ladies on August 13th at Bahama Breeze located at 1540 Rinehart Road Sanford, FL 32771 for lunch at 11:30am. To make reservations call Laura Seelen (407-203-7291).
Ladies Bible Study – August 22nd
All ladies are welcome to join us for our monthly Bible Study to be held on August 22nd at 6:30pm upstairs in classroom one. If you have any questions please contact Sharon Shyrock at email@example.com.
Book Club – August 26th
Join the Book Club on Monday, August 26th at 7:00pm for discussion of “The Book Thief” by Markus Zusak led by Jill Drake.
BUNCO – August 27th
Come fellowship and have FUN on Tuesday, August 27th at 11:30am with brown bag lunch, games start at noon in the Community Center. Prizes awarded for most BUNCO, most wins, most losses, and whatever with bagged white elephant items provided by the players.
Prayers of the Church
Prayers of Thanksgiving
Margaret Ruehle installation as Deaconess at Grace Lutheran Church St. Petersburg, Florida on Sunday, July 28th
Lori & Scott Hill as they celebrate their 35th wedding anniversary
Gertrude Lopeman as she celebrates her 80th birthday
Kristen Hench as she celebrated her 40th birthday
Prayers of Healing
Pati May prayers of peace, comfort and strength; God be with Pati and her family
Marisol Pagan diagnosed with thyroid cancer; prayers for successful surgery on August 5th and for complete healing and wholeness
Xavier Heshmaty serious health issues, prayers for complete healing and return to good health
Hudson Curren (Phil Curren’s Grandson) 10 month-old in medically induced coma; prayers for healing and to find cause of seizures
We pray today for our nation and our world. We ask that God would be with all of our leaders and elected officials; we pray that He would bring peace to the world.
Prayers for Healing from Cancer
“Casting a light to help those who are lost find their way in Christ”
Sunday Services at 8:00am, 9:30am and 11:00am in the Worship Center
Monday Service at 6:30pm in the Community Center
Pastor Matt Wallis (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Pastor Chris Johnson (email@example.com)
Executive Pastor CFLCN: Pastor Paul Hoyer (firstname.lastname@example.org)